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Frequently Asked Questions

Is chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic is accepted as one of the safest, non-invasive, and drug free therapies available. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record but no medical or health treatment is completely free from the possibility of potential adverse effects. The occurrence of adverse effects after chiropractic care is very rare. Very often patients feel immediate relief after chiropractic care.

It is possible to feel mild soreness, stiffness or aching after treatment. This discomfort is similar to the discomfort felt after exercising. Current research shows that mild discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation is typically resolved within 24 hours.

How are doctors of chiropractic educated?

Educational requirements for chiropractic physicians are among the most demanding of any of the health care professions. To begin their education, Doctors of Chiropractic are required to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with studies including biology, organic chemistry, anatomy, physics, neurology, orthopedics, pharmacology/toxicology, pathology and other science related courses.

After completing their undergraduate studies, chiropractic students must complete 2 year, full-time Masters program that is broken down into a thesis, internship and 16 course work subjects before receiving a Doctorate of Chiropractic.

Much of this time is spent in clinical training to perfect intricate adjusting techniques and prepare for caring for patients. The chiropractic education is similar to that of medical doctors with an even more intensive emphasis on anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, public health and nutrition. Doctors of chiropractic are committed to providing drug free therapies eliminating the need for in depth study of pharmacology.

Do I need to hear a pop with my spinal adjustment?

No, Spinal adjustments can be made using several techniques. Orthopedic blocks to stretch the spine, an activator to put a gentle impulse into the spine, a drop table adjustment that causes low impact joint mobilisation or a manual technique that causes gas release from within the joint. That gas release often results in a popping sound.

Is Chiropractic safe for elderly people?

When a person has brittle bones or joints such as the case in osteoporosis your Chiropractor will adjust his methods to suit the individual. They may also use soft tissue techniques or low force joint mobilisation with exercises to improve the outcome for the patient. Patients with pacemakers are not eligible for electrotherapy treatments.

How do do I get Medicare benefits for Chiropractic?

MedicareTo receive 5 free sessions with your Chiropractor under Medicare you must have a referral from your General Practitioner. Your G.P will give you your referral in the form of a care plan that needs to be sited and signed by your Chiropractor. For more information talk to your G.P or your Chiropractor.

If I have a car accident and want to see the chiropractor do I need to see my GP first?

No, If you have had an accident and have been cleared by the hospital or the paramedics you can walk straight into your Chiropractor’s office. Your chiropractor will assess you for injuries and note down the date and time of your accident. Make sure you have made a police report for your accident. If you have spent 1 night in hospital or been admitted to hospital you may be able to bill the Transportation Accident Commission directly for any services you require. If you have not been admitted to hospital you may need to meet a medical expenses thresh-hold before you can bill direct to the TAC for services.

Why don’t I just take a pill or medication for my pain?

Medication generally is great for pain relief and decreasing inflammation, however this does not necessarily result in the solution to your problem. If you are looking for a solution to your problem and prevention of re-occurrence you will need to consult with your practitioner. The resolution to your problem may take time as there is no quick fix when changing habits. You will need to dedicate some time to your own health and well being. A natural, drug free, side effect free solution to your problem will not be obtained over night.

Does Cold Laser Therapy hurt?

Cold laser therapy does not hurt, it sometimes will cause the skin to tingle during the treatment but this sensation will fade very quickly.

Does a chiropractor just work on the spine?

No, Chiropractors are well educated in orthopedics and most of them will treat muscle injuries, sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions all over the body. This includes knees, hips, feet and the jaw.

Are there any other practitioners like a chiropractor?

Chiropractors are the only practitioners that learn to adjust each single segment in the spine, in several different planes. Chiropractors also have extensive training and a licence to take x-rays in practice. Some practitioners claim they are like a chiropractor however this is a common misconception.

No out of pocket costs!

We accept all: private health insurance, TAC, Work Safe, Medicare, Commcare and Department of Veterans Affairs patients at this location. In most of these cases we will direct bill these services to the third party, leaving our clients with no out of pocket costs, if we are provided with an active claim number.

You may also be eligible for 5 bulk billed consults per year, if referred by a GP. Book now or stop by today.



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